Hal Weitzman

Executive Director for Intellectual Capital

Hal Weitzman is Executive Director for Intellectual Capital at Chicago Booth. In that role, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Capital Ideas, the magazine and website about cutting-edge research, as well as host of The Big Question, the monthly online video panel discussion series.

He joined Booth in September 2012, after a 12-year career at the Financial Times, where he worked as Americas News Editor in London; Andes bureau chief based in Lima, Peru; and Chicago and Midwest bureau chief. During his three years in Lima, from 2004 to 2007, he reported from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Chile. As well as the FT, his reporting from the region also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, New Statesman, The Irish Times, The Australian and Jane’s Foreign Report. This reporting formed the basis of his book Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the U.S. and Started Prospering, which was published in 2012. Originally from Wales, he was educated at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard; Oriel College, Oxford; and Leeds University.

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